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Thread: Started loading .308

  1. #21
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    Quote Originally Posted by 43PU View Post
    My Thompson center compass in 308 win shoots great with cast it’s a 1/12 twist. It’s bran new never had a jacket in it. The lee 312-155 sized to .310 with a aluminum gas check over 13 grn of 800x did this at 50 yards. This is 15 I repeat Fifteen rounds at 50 yards

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    That is marvelous!!! I hate to give up on the model 7 because it is such a light and handy rifle. And I love the scout scope on it as well. I may look for a lightweight replacement but I would prefer one with iron sights.
    Last edited by Cosmic_Charlie; 04-27-2018 at 12:08 PM.

  2. #22
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    Well, I just picked up a Ruger American Compact rifle in .308. Made up some dummy rounds and brought them to the gunshop where they let me test feeding in the back room. This could be my first centerfire gun that will never see a j-word bullet. The rifle is very light and handy. Stuck a Weaver 4x on it for now. Going to try some 16 gr. of 2400 under the Accurate Molds 31-160G. I took them down to .310.
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    Got a 1" group @ 50 yds. with 30 grs. 3031. 1920 fps. 10 grs. Unique was about 1.5" @ 1410 fps. Fired about 20 rounds and zero leading. Going to try 7.5 of Unique and 28 of 3031.

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Abbreviations used in Reloading

BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check